This several hour hike along a maintained trail affords spectacular views of the sedimentary cover and metamorphic core of the Pioneer Mountains, southeast of Ketchum. In this glaciated terrane, rocks are fresh and easy to see. Plus the complex structure of the mountains surrounds us. Join ISU Geologist Paul Link for this superb walking tour.
3-hour hike up first 2/3 of Hyndman Creek Trail, moderate hike. Total round trip approx. 5 miles. Elevation gain 900’.
Driving directions: turn on East Fork Road, go out 5.5 miles and road will turn to dirt at the little town of Triumph, continue, at fork turn left, and continue till end of road. We will meet as a group in the trailhead parking lot.
Paul Link has taught geology at Idaho State University since 1980. He and graduate students worked extensively in the Sun Valley area as part of a USGS project from 1985 to 1993. Paul is a co-author of the 2012 Idaho Geologic Map. He is a regional sedimentary geologist and has supervised over 100 Master of Science theses at ISU.
Part of SVMoA’s BIG IDEA project The Gem State.